Stone Temple Pilots leader singer Scott Weiland has responded to reports that he was fired from the band.
A statement issued by the band’s publicist on Wednesday said that Weiland had been terminated from his position with the group. The release gave no reasons for the split.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Stone Temple Pilots frontman has issued his own statement regarding his supposed termination. Although the band says Scott Weiland has been fired, this is apparently news to him.
The lead singer explained:
“I learned of my supposed ‘termination’ from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be ‘terminated’ from a band that I founded, fronted, and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out.
“In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.”
The frontman previously explained his relationship with the Stone Temple Pilots had been rocky as of late. However, he downplayed rumors that he had been let go from the band.
Scott Weiland explained to Spin that he intends to use material from the band’s debut album as the centerpiece of his upcoming solo tour.
“Originally, it was an idea I came up with for STP for the anniversary of ‘Core’ to do the ‘Core’ album in its entirety. The rest of the guys didn’t want to do it. So, it was still something that there was a lot of public interest in. Having that said, the idea was brought up to me through management. I talked to the guys in my solo band, the Wildabouts, and they were totally into it, as were the promoters. It worked out.”
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